Kristen Burkholder

Kristen Burkholder

Head of Access & Visitor Services

Kristen Burkholder is Head of Access & Visitor Services at the Homer Babbidge Library on the Storrs campus. She collaborates with other staff to create the best experience possible for library patrons and is always looking for new ways to improve the library’s services. Kristen has worked in academic libraries since 2010 and holds an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in History from Scripps College. In her free time, she reads widely and voraciously and writes the occasional piece of fanfiction.

Professional Affiliations



  • “Dreaming of Eggs and Bacon, Seedcakes and Scones.” In The Hobbit and History, edited by Janice Liedl and Nancy R. Reagin. Nashville, TN: Wiley, 2014.
  • “Threads Bared: Dress and Textiles in Late Medieval English Wills.” Medieval Clothing and Textiles 1 (April 2005): 133-53.
  • “‘Attempree diete was al hir phisik’: The Medieval Application of Medical Theory to Feasting.” In Social Practice in the Middle Ages, edited by Thomas H. Bestul and Thomas N. Hall. Essays in Medieval Studies 13. Illinois Medieval Association, 1997.